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25 Lab. & Emp. L. 1 (1996-1997)

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   laintiff and deicnse lawyers,
     human resources professionals,
     union agents and public offi-
cials need to revisit sexual hara ss
ment policies, complaint procedures,
and investigatory techniques. New
and evolving theories are emergig ing
harassment cases to both prosecute
and deterd claims. These cutting
edge developrents impact everything
fromi employ ment polic~y and prac-
tices to trial procedures.
   lo address these new develop-
ments, the Section of Labor and
Lmployment Law, along with the
Center for Continuing Iegal Fcia-
tion, is presenting A National Insti-
tute on Sexual Harassment: A Multi-
Disciplined View of the New
Generation of Sexual Harassment
Policies and Procedures and a Trial
of a Sexual Harassmeat Case on
October 9-12 1996, at the Ambas-
sador West Hotel in Chicago.
   This three-and-a-half day nation-
al i istitute has a unique format° The
first two-and-a-fhalf days focus on
the basics and the new developments
in this hot field of practice, includ-
ing a comprehensive review of sexual
harassment case law use of behav
ioral scientists and mental health
practitioners as expert witnesses, is-
sues in initiating and responding to a
sexual harassment lawsuit, union as
a defendant, motions in mne in
sexual harassment cases. and issues
unique to professional partrnerships.
These topics will be valued by plain-
tiff and defense attornes, litigators
and ir-house counsel.
   Also within the first f days im-
portant information fOr huiman re
source and management profession-

als and consultarnts wilbe pre-
sented Tips and techiques
-   be offered such as effec
tive policy and complaint pro-
cedures, how to conduct an
investigation, union s role
ir the employcr 's investi-
gation, the definition of
prompt corrcctiye/
action' how to re
spond to ai
agency investiga-
tion, and personal
liability concerns
of the human re-
sources professional
   The balance of the
program is a mock trial
and mediation. This
part is designed to place
all of the expert knowl-

edge into action and to
refine trial sk1s. The
program   illcenter on
a mock trial, from voir
dire to closing The ac-
tion of the mock trial
  take place before
two °live junies focusig
on evolving sexual harass-
ment issues. The andince
Sobserve the direct and
cross exa   ation ofa
pla tifF and defendant;
the plain f's examI
nation of a human re-
sources professional
as a hostile witness in
t   case' the examination of
ehavioral scientists or mental health
experts ailed by both the plaintiff
and defendant, and much more.
   The audience  'hear the behav-
toral scientist s views of the imipact of

sexual harassmert in the workplace
an plainif defedant, and union
responses to a sexual harassment
lawsuit. Also the audience   iew
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